Family

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Family photography London Ontario

What better way to celebrate the love you share as a family than with some updated family portraits! extended-family-photography-london-ontario-23There can be many reasons that families decide to do a professional photography session including important life events (an anniversary or a new baby becoming part of the family), special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries) or even just to be sure to nicely capture how much the kids are growing each year. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding your family Photography London Ontario.

Location

Selecting a location for a Family photography session generally comes down to 2 options:

  • In Studio which is as simple as it sounds.These sessions are typically more formal and are often based on a theme and include props for the special occasion
  • On location sessions are more often than not a bit more relaxed and less posed than In Studio sessions. The location can be your own backyard, a park, or a variety of other fun places.

Time of day

The best time of day for a family photography session is when the children are happiest and most rested. If the family group does not include young children, the hour before sunset can produce some gorgeous golden light in your portraits.

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The clothing colour usually depends on the season. In general I recommend that you not be too matchy-matchy, but certainly coordinate your colours and be aware of avoiding patterns that clash with one another. I recommend staying away from slogan T-shirts or any really “fad” fashion as it will age your portraits.

Wear clothing that will contrast with your surroundings. For example, if you are doing a woodland shoot don’t wear green, black or dark brown colours.

If you have chosen a rustic location, don’t wear super formal clothing that you might wear in a studio shoot.

Most important wear something that fits well and you are comfortable wearing!

Props

Props for these sessions can certainly be incorporated but are not necessary. If you do want props anything from a simple blanket or chalkboard to a full living room setting for an outdoor session can be used to provide variety and personalization to your portraits.

We love working with themes so if there is a certain theme that would go well with the décor in your home or would help express who you are as a family, be sure to chat with us about how we can bring that into your session.

What to do with the images

Now, you’ve had this wonderful experience and have a bunch of images you know that you will love and treasure of this time in your family’s life.  You don’t want these images looked at once digitally and then buried under a mountain of food or pet pictures!

I really love making special collages for family sessions that can be printed in a large size and framed in your home. You can also choose to make a special wood, metal or canvas print.  A professionally produced album which can be an excellent way to preserve the photos for treasured family heirlooms, can also make wonderful gifts!

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  • Nothing is worse than a sick or over-tired child, so if this happens chat with me as soon as there is any signs so that rescheduling can be a possibility.
  • We have lots of tricks for getting lovely smiles but if there is certain toy or song that gets great smiles, be sure to bring that along.
  • Moms deserve to be pampered! It is a great time to get your hair/nails/makeup done and enjoy a date night afterwards!

Cost

Family photography pricing starts at $150+hst

Special Family package
$300+hst
1 hour session
On location/In Studio
All edited high resolution images (minimum 30)

Testimonials

Family Photography session

Erin is the best photographer I know. She is so good with our little girl and her pictures look amazing every single time. We have been to other more expensive photographers and they don't even come close to being as good as Erin. We are so thankful to have found Erin and will continue to use her for all our photographic needs...
Maryse

London Ontario Family Photography

My family and I have never had anyone professionally take photos of us, so we were unsure of what to expect, how to pose etc. Erin is a natural in direction. She see's a beautiful shot, and goes for it-with the final results more than I ever expected!! My friends and family have raved over our engagement/family photo's, and i am super proud to show them off!! Thank-you Erin.
Crystal

Gibbons Park family session

Erin is such a kind talented person. I feel so lucky to have found her. She takes beautiful pictures and makes the whole process so relaxed and fun. 10 stars if I could!
Aria